COPINHConsejo de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (Spanish: Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras)
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In the press release COPINH charged that the armed forces "train murderers and death squad members who, for crumbs, end the lives of peoples and communities.
Pero entonces yo presente mi curriculo a lo que es la organizacion de COPINH y .
Bueno, yo mencione que yo trabajaba en la organizacion COPINH.
En COPINH hay una escuelita de comunicacion, pero yo desde la curiosidad y por la curiosidad, pues uno, ya pues mas o menos se operar en radio.
Pues el ano pasado fui nombrada miembra de la Coordinacion General de COPINH y estamos hoy trabajando fuertemente con la organizacion, con toda la base.
COPINH also noted that Urquia's homicide had taken place four months and four days after the murder of its leader, Berta Caceres Flores, adding that it "confirms an ongoing plan to disappear those of us who, organized in COPINH, defend nature's common goods.
Caceres co-founded COPINH in 1993 with former husband and Lenca leader Salvador Zuniga.
Just 12 days after Caceres was gunned down, another COPINH leader, Nelson Garcia, was murdered in Santa Cruz de Yojoa, a city in the northern department of Cortes, bordering Guatemala, 200 kilometers northwest of Tegucigalpa (NotiCen, March 31, 2016).
Hours after the assassination, Caceres' brother, Gustavo Caceres, and her former husband and co-founder of COPINH, Salvador Zuniga, told reporters, in separate statements, that Caceres' was not an ordinary killing, and that it was a terror message both to the indigenous peoples in particular and to Hondurans in general.
In a lengthy statement issued three days after the murder, COPINH warned that local authorities were manipulating the investigation, demanded an independent inquiry, and called on Honduran authorities to sign an agreement with the IACHR.
We denounce that the Honduran state is focusing its investigation on holding members of COPINH themselves responsible," it said.
On the question of security, the COPINH statement laments that these treaties "bring with them their component of militarization on the part of the North American armada and then, on the pretext of offering citizen security, create the police state, converting them into the gendarmes of the transnationals and their interests.